AMH everyBODY delivers five week creative courses throughout the year to any clients with an ED engaging with the SHSCT ED team, or AMH everyBODY. The aim of the creative course is for clients to learn a new creative skill that will support their recovery, a development of their identity outside of their eating disorder. Through the course they will build resilience and confidence as creative strengths are drawn out in a safe and supportive environment.
During Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022, participants on the most recent Creative Writing course have shared their views:
“I was honestly so surprised at what I was able to achieve when I stopped overthinking and put pen to paper. I was initially a bit nervous that everyone else would be better than me, or that I would be stuck for what to write but there was such a relaxed feel to the group and everyone was really supportive.”
“I look forward to Wednesday now every week because I never know what I’m going to come up with. Martelle is brilliant at guiding you through and building confidence in your abilities.”
“The course has given me something to focus on at home and actually feel proud of when I read over some of the things we’ve been working on.”
“I really lost myself a bit with my eating disorder and forgot what I actually enjoyed. This course has shown me what it feels like to experience joy again and do something that is just for me.”